I happened upon an article that I hope many people will read. In it Deborah Skinner, daughter of B. F. and Yvonne (Eve) Skinner, rebuts many untruths about her up-bringing. Some folks would have us believe that Ms. Skinner
- Was raised in an experimental laboratory chamber,
- Went crazy,
- Sued her father, and
- Committed suicide.
Apparently fully alive, unless she’s expressing herself through some mystical means (teehee), Ms. Skinner provides a 1st-person refutation of these rumors. So, next time someone trots out one of these (or some other) untruths, point ’em to the article in the UK Guardian: “I was not a lab rat.”
A Google search for the terms “skinner box baby daughter” (sans quotes of course) returns a list of ~261K entries, some of which perpetuate the myths and some of which rebut them.